Howard E. Schaffner
Dec. 18, 1931 - April 19, 2022
Last updated 4/28/2022 at 7:46am
Howard E. Schaffner, 90, passed away on April 19, 2022 at the Spokane Veteran’s Home after a long bout with cancer. Home was Harrington, Wash. Howard was born Dec. 18, 1931 in Deer Park, Wash. to Urban and Cora (Holee) Schaffner.
Howard is a veteran of the Korean War, where he earned several medals, including the Korean Service Medal with 1 bronze star, United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He grew up in Ford, Wash., on the family homestead located on the Spokane Indian Reservation.
He attended elementary school in the Ford School Building and later graduat...